He’s a dark horse for a podium or two at this year’s Isle of Man TT but it is Lee Johnston’s customised Honda C90 that is turning plenty of heads in the paddock already.
The 26-year old from Northern Ireland will compete in all seven solo classes and is fresh from his first ‘big bike’ win in the Superstock class on a BMW at the North West 200 last month.
Johnston is using his recently customised 1982 Honda C90 as his main mode of transport at the TT. It carries a 110cc big bore kit, a cut down header piper and no silencer. An RFY rear shock, upgrade swing arm, straight bars, quick action throttle with drop down mirrors plus a digital speedo are among the upgrades to the bonze bike.
The bike displays his F13k Cancer campaign logo relating to his £13,000-fundraising target on behalf of Marie Currie Cancer Care.
The bike is available for £3,000. For any serious interest, get in touch with Lee via his Twitter account, @Lee_johnston13
The 2008 British Superstock 600cc champion made his Isle of Man debut in 2012 and was Privateer Champion in 2013. Last year he lapped the 37.73 mile Mountain Circuit at 127.391mph during the Superbike race when he finished 13th. He also managed his best finish to date, fifth place in the Superstock race.
This year Johnston will ride a BMW in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT’s, a 675cc Triumph for the two Supersport races, the Victory TT Zero machine alongside William Dunlop in the 1-lap TT Zero race then a Ryan Farquhar-prepared KMR Kawasaki in the Bennetts Lightweight race.
For a full Practice and Race schedule for the 2015 TT, click here.
During first Lightweight practice on Saturday evening, Johnston was fourth quickest, lapping at 115.40mph.
Can the Ulsterman stand on the podium at the 2015 TT?